Tuesday Whispers: Behind-The-Scenes Report
You know it’s bad when people who work with Clay Helton (like coaches) say the best part of the Saturday scrimmage was that Helton had nothing to do with the offense.
People inside the McKay Center want to win next season and they view the best path as Helton staying as far away from the offense as possible. The one fear is Helton tries to inject himself into the decision on who to start at quarterback.
Helton seems to muck up things wherever he goes.
Last weekend, Helton had a surprise party at his house for an assistant athletic director’s wife. Sounds like a nice gesture.
But the incident raised eye brows because in recent months employees have quit that handled recruiting duties because they felt Helton showed favoritism and did not treat everyone equally. Officially, these employees said they left because they were overworked.
However, they felt slighted by Helton, who they believed favored those who did not work as hard. The surprise party was viewed as another example of his favoritism.
Remember with Helton, the less he touches, the better.